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SCIENCE: Satellite photos show climate change is sweeping Europe

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 7:31am
Climate change is picking up pace in Europe, thrusting farmers and power generators onto the front lines of a battle with nature that threatens to upend the lives of the half billion people who occupy the world's biggest trading bloc.

CONGRESS: 'C'mon, you're playing games.' Kerry rips Trump climate test

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 7:31am
A White House plan for an "adversarial" review of climate science was roundly criticized by Democrats yesterday, even as Republicans hailed it as an important debate.

MARYLAND: Hogan, a GOP climate advocate, faces clean energy test

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 7:31am
Larry Hogan is a rare breed of Republican.

CONGRESS: 'Astonishing' delay 30 years after first climate hearing

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 7:31am
Participants from Congress' first-ever climate hearing returned yesterday to Capitol Hill, and it wasn't for a victory lap.

CONGRESS: 5 quotable moments from 4 hours of climate bickering

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 7:31am
The House Oversight and Reform Committee made little headway when it met yesterday for four hours to discuss climate change and the problems it poses for national security.

POLITICS: New highway chief fought EPA climate rules

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 7:31am
Nicole Nason, the new head of the Federal Highway Administration, tried to delay EPA efforts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from cars under President George W. Bush, according to three people familiar with the events.

GERMANY: Young climate activists demand earlier coal phaseout

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 7:04am
Young German activists who have staged weekly "school strikes" to bring attention to climate change issued demands yesterday that would require Germany's government to adopt measures far more ambitious than current plans for curbing greenhouse gas emissions.

NATURAL DISASTERS: After cyclone and cholera, Mozambique now battles hunger

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 7:04am
Mozambique's first disaster was a cyclone. The second has been cholera. Now hunger could be the third.

EMISSIONS: Fiat to pool cars with Tesla to meet E.U. targets for CO2

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 7:04am
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is pooling its fleet with Tesla Inc. to comply with stricter European Union rules on carbon-dioxide emissions, in a deal that's likely to pay the U.S. electric-car leader hundreds of millions of dollars.

HURRICANES: More money heading to N.C. fishermen harmed by Florence

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 7:04am
More money is heading to North Carolina commercial fishermen whose landings were harmed by Hurricane Florence.

MITIGATION: Coastal homes aren't ready for climate change — study

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 7:04am
Coastal property owners are failing to take even basic steps to protect their homes against sea-level rise and hurricanes, even as climate change increases the risk that coastal homes will be damaged by rising tides and storm surges, according to new research.

CAR RULES: Trump admin says lawsuits are premature

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 7:04am
It's too early for critics to sue the Trump administration over its rollback of Obama-era clean car rules, lawyers for the administration told a federal court yesterday.

VIRGINIA: Greens push Northam to save RGGI bid

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 7:04am
Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam remained mum yesterday about the possibility of vetoing a budget amendment aimed at preventing the state from joining a regional cap-and-trade program.

SEA-LEVEL RISE: Mountain glaciers: 'They are really causing the trouble now'

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 7:04am
Melting mountain glaciers could account for nearly a third of the sea-level rise that's occurred in the last 60 years, new research suggests. That makes their contributions to global ocean levels on par with the massive Greenland ice sheet and far more significant than Antarctica.

EXCLUSIVE: Trump Fed pick won't consider economic effects of climate

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 7:04am
President Trump's pick for the Federal Reserve Board doesn't think the central bank should examine the economic effects of climate change.

HOMELAND SECURITY: Nielsen oversaw period of omissions on climate

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 7:04am
Search the Department of Homeland Security's website using the phrase "climate change," and you'll find dozens of documents. All of them were written before Kirstjen Nielsen became secretary.

NEW YORK: Clean energy advocates to push lawmakers for new mandate

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 7:24am
Supporters of clean energy and residents worried about the impact of climate change are planning a big lobbying push to encourage New York lawmakers to wean the state off fossil fuels.

COURTS: Environmental groups to sue Shell over climate change

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 7:24am
Climate activists delivered a court summons Friday to oil company Shell in a court case aimed at forcing it to do more to rein in carbon emissions.

NEGOTIATIONS: Kosovo-Serbia tensions disrupt climate conference

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 7:24am
An international climate conference in the Western Balkans was disrupted over tensions between Kosovo and Serbia.

WORLD BANK: Board approves Trump's pick for president

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 7:24am
The World Bank's board of directors on Friday unanimously confirmed President Trump pick David Malpass to be the institution's next president.

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